To millions of people across the world, the term genocide refers to the systematic decimation of a group of people. Yet genocide in and of itself refers to a much broader sense of subjection, one which is explained through the roots of holocaust that generally lies in interwar periods and sinks back into the history of rising tension between two distinct groups. … More 21st Century: Genocide and the state of international activism
The time had come. They knew troops would arrive for them, to take them away. And so six villages congregated and settled upon a mountain. A battle in midst of a World War had begun. … More Over a Century: It’s Time to Remember the Armenian Genocide
Through this film we don’t explore the events in Auschwitz as a message of the historic barbarities that took place there, but rather as a reflection of denial. As humans, we often overestimate our own rightness and forget that there exists a world beyond that in our own minds…How do you even begin to educate a people whose history has been reshaped?
There are still several issues (such as women’s rights, freedom of press, and freedom of religion) that need to be addressed, but as a whole, the nation is working to fix those problems. In the past decade, the country has seen significant progress to ensure that these issues are at least addressed. … More Human Rights in Armenia
The 1933 “Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees” was the first real commitment to build a legal framework on behalf of refugees, specifically Russian and Armenian refugees (Article 1), and was ratified by nine nations in which France and the United Kingdom were included. The primary strength of the 1933 convention was the establishment … More 1933 Convention and Interwar Humanitarianism
AYF hosts protest to mark 99th anniversary of the Genocide. … More Los Angeles students commemorate the Armenian Genocide